U.S. employers say they are more optimistic about hiring across all industries and geographies, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup.

Based on the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Net Employment Outlook for the second quarter is up to 10 percent, an increase from 8 percent during the same period last year and from 9 percent during the first quarter. This growth represents the first double-digit metrics since the fourth quarter of 2008 when it was also 10 percent and 12 percentage points higher than the recessionary low of -2 percent in 2009.

Nine in 10 respondents say the expect to increase or make no changes to their hiring in the second quarter, and that rise in confidence marks 10 straight quarters of positive overall survey results when it was preceded by three quarters of pessimistic employment plans.

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